Population & Settlement

 Theme 1: Population and settlement

1.1 Population dynamics

• Describe the growth of the world’s population and associated problems and show an understanding of the causes and consequences of over-population and under-population.

• Identify and suggest reasons for contrasting patterns of population growth (or decline) as influenced by migration, birth rate and death rate, especially the impact of HIV/AIDS.

• Describe the consequences (benefits and problems) of different patterns of population growth.

• Identify and suggest reasons for different types of population structure as shown by age/sex pyramids.

• Describe the factors influencing the density and distribution of population and population migration.

1.2 Settlement

• Describe and explain the factors influencing the size,development and function of urban and rural settlements and their spheres of influence.

• Describe and give reasons for the characteristics of land-use zones of urban areas in less economically developed countries (LEDCs) and more economically developed countries (MEDCs).

• Describe the problems of urban areas in LEDCs and MEDCs, their causes and possible solutions.

• Describe the impact on the environment resulting from urbanisation and possible solutions to reduce this impact.

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IGCSE FACT SHEETS FOR REVISING CASE STUDIES

Posted by Alex C G Cooper on January 31, 2014 at 14:30 0 Comments

I have add some SETTLEMENTS, POPULATION and NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS fact sheets for the CASE STUDIES we used with the pupils to my website geocoops.com. - they might be of some use.

However some of the case studies are based around the city of  Nottingham in the UK.

Here is the LINK

Contents of every Paper 1 from Jun 11 till Jun 2012 ... A MUST HAVE!

Posted by RK on October 15, 2013 at 18:30 1 Comment

Dear all,

I am new and  wanted to share with you all something I have done.

Attached is a contents list of what is on every Paper 1's from Jun 2011 to Jun 2012. You'll probably know that each exam series has 3 versions of Paper 1.

This is proving to be a very important development for the…

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OS maps of different areas

Posted by Jo Foster on May 9, 2013 at 12:44 3 Comments

Please can anyone spare a copy of a recent Paper 2 map from any time zone? We only have 3 different maps (all prior to 2011) and it would be really helpful to have a bigger selection. Thanks

 

 

 

 

Useful Revision Checklist from CIE

Posted by Alan Parkinson on June 21, 2012 at 12:00 3 Comments

I found that there's a useful Revision Checklist for the iGCSE Geography produced by CIE. It's a useful way of checking course coverage, and can also be used with students to add some 'traffic lighting' of whether they have understood / remembered particular sections.

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Do you teach all of the specification?

Started by Dave King. Last reply by Matt Podbury Mar 8. 6 Replies

Hi there,I am getting some planning done and am still unclear about how to teach all of this course as I am new to IGCSE. I see that paper 1 has 3 questions that have to be answered out of 6, so does…Continue

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GCSE Travel and Tourism

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Hi all,Due to the nature of the Seychelles we have decided that Travel and Tourism is a useful IGCSE for us to offer. 30% of this country works in tourism and many of our students go on to train at…Continue

Grade Recording Sheet for Mocks

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Summary sheet for iGCSE Geography 0460 mock examination results (Paper 1, 2 and coursework grade as it stands)Hope it helps. Matt Continue

Coursework 2000 Words

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